Cult rockers The Soft Boys have split again after reforming last year (02).

The group's co-founder Robyn Hitchcock has walked out on the seminal alt-pop outfit after realising he wasn't enthusiastic about the reunion to embark on a summer (03) tour.

Hitchcock says, "I didn't have the energy or enthusiasm to do the summer dates we'd been offered."

The Soft Boys initially regrouped in March 2001 for a month long tour of North America in support of new album MATADOR. They first parted ways after 1980's influential UNDERWATER MOONLIGHT album.

07/05/2003 01:48